Production Details / Press Releases
With “Mailles” Rwandan-British choreographer, singer and author Dorothée Munyaneza gathers on stage with five women who, as poets, performance artists, flamenco dancers, singers and choreographers, have inspired her in a multitude of ways. Living dispersed across the globe and stemming from mixed cultural backgrounds, they are part of the diaspora, each of them African or of African descent: Haitian, Rwandan, Danish born Somali, Ethiopian living in the Netherlands and British. They are united by their stories of adversity and resilience. Interweaving their distinct voices in a universal tale, Munyaneza captures in them the beauty of an undefeated, feminine force of creation.
Dorothée Munyaneza is a Rwandan-British musician, author and choreographer currently based in Marseilles. After studying music at the Jonas Foundation UK in London and at Canterbury University, she composed music for the film “Hotel Rwanda” (2004) by Terry George, featured on the album “Anatomic” (2005) by Afro Celt Sound System and in 2010 released her first solo album. In 2013 she founded her own company, Kadidi, and presented “Samedi Détente” in 2014 at the Théâtre de Nîmes. The show then toured extensively, with some 100 performances in France and abroad. “Unwanted”, her second show, was shown at Tanz im August in 2017. She has worked with among others Nan Goldin, Mark Tompkins, Robyn Orlin, Rachid Ouramdane, Maud Le Pladec and Alain Buffard.
Interview “Resilience and Beauty”, by Jean-Marc Adolphe with Dorothée Munyaneza and Stéphanie Coudert: tanzimaugust.de/magazin
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TFB Nr. 1553
Cast & Credits
Concept: Dorothée Munyaneza
With: Ife Day, Yinka Esi Graves, Asmaa Jama, Elsa Mulder, Nido Uwera, Dorothée Munyaneza
Artistic collaboration – suspended scenography: Stéphanie Coudert
Scenographic advice: Vincent Gadras
Music: Alain Mahé, Ben Lamar Gay, Alex Inglizian, Dorothée Munyaneza
Sound: Alain Mahé
Light: Christian Dubet
Technical director: Marion Piry
Light management: Marine Levey, Anna Geneste
Sound management: Camille Frachet, Pauline Parneix
Translation: Olivia Amos
Production management: Emmanuel Magis
Assistance production: Salomé Remond
Production: Compagnie Kadidi. Co-production: Théâtre de la Ville, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Charleroi danse – Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie, Châteauvallon – Scène nationale, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale, Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire Atlantique, CCN – Ballet National de Marseille (Accueil Studio 2020), NEXT Festival / La Rose des Vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Théâtre de Nîmes – Scéne conventionnée d’intérêt national – Art et Création – Danse Contemporaine. Supported by: DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Ministry of culture, Quartz Endowment Fund – Brest National Theatre, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – National Centre for Contemporary Writing, de la SPEDIDAM, Department Bouches-du-Rhôn and city of Marseille. Thanks to: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Zora Santos, Keyierra Collins.
Supported by Institut français.
In cooperation with Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
Tanz im August 2021
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer & Logistics: René Dombrowski
Production: Monica Ferrari, Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ben Mohai, Charlotte Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):